How to get the first 1000 followers on Instagram

    Now you can find a lot of articles about how to dial from scratch N first users or customers. In this article we will talk about how to do this on Instagram. Our own experience has shown that the most difficult thing is to collect the first thousand followers. If you know how to dial 1000, then dial 5000, and then 50,000 - a matter of time.

    So, a few simple rules that helped us get the first 1000 followers on Instagram from scratch and with a zero budget.

    Rule number 1: Create a "card"


    Creating engaging visual content for social media promotion - this tip is obvious - is easier said than done. In our case, we found an interesting format that may be suitable for you. Our Idiom Land project helps in the study of English idioms, and we came up with a card, which fit the idiom, its meaning and example of use.



    A similar approach can be used for other topics, you just need to find a way to fit useful content in such a short format. For example, if your product / service is related to food, then you can make cards with short recipes. If you are doing something related to a photo, then these may be cards with simple photography tips.

    We went further and made two more card formats - a “funny” card that beats the idiom in a playful way, and an “inspirational” card with a quote that uses the idiom.





    Thus, we added entertaining content to useful content. We consider the entertainment element in the educational process to be very important - firstly, it makes learning boring (and thereby more effective), and secondly, our “entertaining” cards help to better remember idioms.

    For cards we use photos from photo stocks. Now it’s easy to find free photo stocks, or use paid ones if you need higher quality.

    Rule number 2: Fast every day


    This is optional, but very desirable if you want to recruit new followers and keep the attention of existing ones. One “useful” card + one “visual” card - this combination is quite enough for one day. Place one card in the morning and the second in the evening.





    Rule number 3: Use more hashtags


    We created accounts in seven social networks ( Facebook , Twitter , Google+ , Instagram , Tumblr , Pinterest , VK ), and it turned out that Instagram is the only social network in which using a large number of hashtags really works. Here is the set of hashtags that we use (taking into account the specifics - learning English):
    #idiom #idioms #slang #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #englishidioms #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeun #punic #punic #punic #punic #quote #quotes #quoteoftheday #smartquotes #inspirationalquotes

    So you can safely use as many hashtags as you can think of. Just remember that they should be more or less popular. Add a short description in the post or ask your audience a question to initiate communication. Remember to respond to your followers in the comments. Did you probably expect to see a longer article? No, it `s all. Use these three simple rules and you will recruit your first 1000 followers on Instagram. By the way, we already have more than 6000.




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